Miller Family releases new renderings showing vision for MLB stadium and Power District

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The Larry H. Miller Companies released new conceptual renderings on Thursday that show their vision for their ideal layout for a Major League Baseball stadium and the redevelopment of the 100-acre Power District on Salt Lake City’s west side.

The renderings show the stadium would be built up against the Jordan River, with an activated river walk on both banks.

The Power District would be filled with mixed uses, with the Rocky Mountain Power headquarters at the center and a new substation on the south end.

The renderings also show the Millers are working with state leaders at the Fairpark to activate what is largely an underutilized and expansive area outside of the State Fair. They also indicate the Power District won’t likely become home to the Utah Jazz or a possible future National Hockey League arena.

The Millers say they’re investing $3.5 billion in the area.

All told, the Millers are playing a much larger role in the redevelopment of the Power District than when we first reported Rocky Mountain Power was looking to redevelop its mostly vacant campus west of the Jordan River.

The renderings show the location of the stadium has shifted slightly east from where it was originally envisioned when we broke the news of the bid to attract an expansion team to Utah last April.

“We are passionate about this once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in our capital city,” said Steve Starks, CEO of the LHM Company. “This project will serve as a vibrant extension of and gateway to downtown Salt Lake, complements the mission of the State Fairpark, and brings the Jordan River to life. The Power District will be a gathering place for Utah’s families to live, work, play and enjoy the best views in Major League Baseball.” 

We reported last month that the Millers were quietly building an assemblage of land near their preferred location for the stadium.

Sources say initial plans for the Power District redevelopment were put on hold last year, as the Millers were bringing together city and state leaders to launch what quickly became the top candidate for a new MLB team.

Use the slider to view the existing conditions at the Power District and the conceptual renderings released on Thursday.

Use the slider to view the existing conditions at the Power District and the conceptual renderings released on Thursday.

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Taylor Anderson grew up near Chicago and made his way West to study journalism at the University of Montana. He's been a staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, Bend Bulletin and Salt Lake Tribune. A move from Portland, Oregon, to Salt Lake City opened his eyes to the importance of good urban design for building strong neighborhoods. He lives on the border of the Liberty Wells and Ballpark neighborhoods.